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Preventative Pet Health
August 5, 2010
A number of different problems can plague the eyes of our animal companions as they begin to age. A holistic approach to eye health and the maintenance of good vision involves nutrition, homeopathics, herbal remedies and a little common sense.
June 17, 2010
The first thing to check with a dog who’s struggling to gain weight, is the feeding amount. Some dogs who struggle to reach or maintain a correct body-weight simply need to have their food intake increased to an amount usually served to puppies or more active dogs.
June 7, 2010
Many dogs are prone to problematic ears. Certain breeds with ears that hang down can be predisposed to infections and yeast, and those who swim can be plagued with ear troubles, too. Parasites can also invade the ear canal.
June 2, 2010
Even though our animal companions are not at risk from heart attacks like people, heart disease, heart weakness or enlargement, or congestive heart failure and other circulatory problems are common in aging cats and dogs and can gradually worsen over time.
February 4, 2010
Dental problems can pose a serious threat to a dog’s health if left untreated. Although dogs don’t typically seem to suffer with dental decay or cavities, any plaque that’s allowed to build up excessively on the teeth, can turn into hardened tartar, which results in bad breath, and can cause bacteria to build up at the border with the gums.
November 10, 2009
Sometime, dogs eat just a little too much – especially during the holidays. If your pup’s eyes were bigger than his belly, or seasonal stresses have caused some GI discomfort, the following homeopathic remedies might offer a little relief.
November 10, 2009
Some common signs of a urinary tract problem include urinating with greater frequency (possibly with little output), straining, frequent licking of the urethra, or urinating outside the litter box. Very concentrated urine or the presence of blood, are also cause for concern. Urinary tract disorders are often extremely painful and require immediate medical attention.
November 4, 2009
Nails and paws can be a source of trepidation for many pets – and their owners too. Here’s a quick primer on dog nail care, nail health, and the advantages of maintaining your pet’s nails and paws in tip top shape.